07/26/2017 11:38PM

Z Capital Announces Acquisition of Daily Racing Form


New York, July 25, 2017 – Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. ("Z Capital"), the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, L.L.C., a leading global alternative investment manager focused on opportunistic, valueoriented private equity and credit funds, today announced the acquisition by affiliates of Z Capital of Sports Information Group, LLC (“SIG” or the “Company”), a dominant multi-media information company focused on providing premium data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Daily Racing Form has been the dominant daily publication in the horse racing industry since 1894 and is considered the go-to resource for the thoroughbred racing industry. Daily Racing Form publishes up to 2,000 unique pages of statistical and editorial copy every day, in as many as 20 daily editions, 364 days a year. Its companion website, www.DRF.com, is the most heavily-trafficked horse racing destination, providing extensive news coverage, race results, exclusive handicapping tools, as well as sales and auction coverage through DRF Breeding, and access to DRF Bets™, one of America’s fastest-growing online and mobile advanced deposit wagering platforms.

“Daily Racing Form has been a proven leader in horse racing for more than 120 years, transforming from a daily print newspaper to a multi-channel media company and comprehensive online betting platform,” said James Zenni, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Group. “We are excited to support Daily Racing Form’s continued digital growth and expansion of its online betting platform as we add DRF to our investment portfolio.”

"We are thrilled to join the Z Capital family," John Hartig, Chairman and CEO of SIG. "Z Capital's financial strength, experience, insight and operational expertise will help Daily Racing Form and the Company’s other platforms continue to enhance and expand our digital offerings and better serve our loyal readers and customers, while staying true to the publication’s rich history and its market-leading brand.”

Daily Racing Form was advised in this transaction by JEGI I Clarity